Sep 13, 2010 4:00am PDT
discovered a sweet way into the guinness book of world records. it has unveiled the world's largest chocolate bar. take a look at that. measures a whopping 18 feet long, feet wide, and get this, 10 inches thick. the big bar weighs in at nearly 10,000 pounds. wow. the confection was broken into pieces for the public so that no one was left feeling bitter. hmm. you know, bill, i love chocolate. but not that much chocolate. >> do you like chocolate plain or would you add almonds or nuts to it? >> i like white chocolate with macadamia nuts. it is my favorite. >> really? >> yeah. >> okay. >> yes, yes. you too? >>> time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll be following here today on nbc news -- in detroit a hearing is scheduled on the case of a man accused of trying to blow up a plane last christmas. the nigerian suspect allegedly concealed a bomb in his underwear and tried to detonate the explosive on a flight from amsterdam to detroit. >>> former english prime minister tony blair will be honored with a 2010 liberty medal. an award given to those who promote freedom around the world.
Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
wednesday. the rendezvous was sponsored by the guinness book of world records. >>> new york's mayor bloomberg wants to expand a smoking ban to include some of the great outdoors forbidding smoking in new york city beaches, parks, even the open seating area in times square. the dangers of secondhand smoking or smoke were cited. the measure will go to public hearings before a vote. >>> men and women rush to help new york's ground zero after the 9/11 attacks. nine years later thousands say the toxic dust made them sick and urge congress to cover their health care and compensation. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: fire department paramedic david russell spent weeks in what 9/11 first responders called "the pit." >> imagine a fresh snowfall six to eight inches high. it's not snow but six to eight inches high of dust. >> reporter: now he's never without his inhaler. he's also taking medication for an autoimmune disease and thyroid condition. >> i never had these problems prior to 9/11 and they all began to come out about five, six years later. >> reporter: fellow 9/11 rescue and rec
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
that could wrap around the superdome twice according to the bakers. guinness officials are expected to verify soon whether the cake qualifies as the world's largest king cake. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning. did you get to check out the harvest moon last night? >> i didn't get a chance. >> you missed it. it was absolutely incredible. a lot around the country got to see it. when it rose last night and the sun was setting, moon was rising it looked so huge on the horizon they call it one of the biggest harvest moons we've ever had. as far as today we have a couple different weather stories. equally as hot in the southeast and very wet in the northern plains. yesterday was 95 in d.c. this was middle of the summer type area, areas of tenet healthcare and memphis easily into the mid to upper 90s. alabama, mississippi, this looks like the middle of the summer. we can't cool things off finally but eventually it will happen. it's a very warm morning from kansas city to atlanta.
Sep 29, 2010 2:05am PDT
world record. >> four australian runners have clinched the guinness record for the fastest relay race in stilettos, ouch. they ran the 100 meter dash, and you can see right there, they're a good-sized heel, that's three inches. >> oh, man. and it took them just 1:04 to break the record. about 100 women and one man were in the competition. the winners say the key to victory is running on your toes. that way the high heels never touch the ground. >> that's why women are so in love with those platform heels right now. it's easier to run in those. >> i don't know how y'all walk in those things, let alone run. >> they do it much better than i do. >> go nurse those bunions. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out h
Sep 7, 2010 7:00am PDT
. meet edward hernandez. he is 24 years old from bogota colombia. the guinness book of world records has just declared him the shortest man in the world. how tall is hernandez? he stands just over 2'3" from head to toe. and he's a very good dancer as well. >> announcer: this weather report sponsored by chrysler. >>> whose ready to get fit on a budget? harry the find his inner shockra. >>> raiding your 401(k) for cash is risky, some better options for you on cbs. [ male announcer ] with its 43 safety features, like the parkview rear back-up camera... hi, sweetie. there you are. [ male announcer ] ...electronic vehicle information center, and rear cross path detection system, now available in the safety tech package, the chrysler town & country is a safe bet to make. ♪ with so many to choose from it's hard to see the difference. but this is the way his dentist chooses a toothbrush. fact is, more dentists brush with an oral-b toothbrush than any other brush. ♪ if you could see what your dentist sees, you'd reach for an oral-b toothbrush too. oral-b. you forgot...her glasses. [ female an
Sep 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
pokes in mexico set a guinness world record over the weekend for the most people lassoing at the same time. men, women and children twirld their ropes for nearly three minutes to beat last year's record of only 23 people. set in texas, the event was part of an annual festival in guadalajara. >> that takes some talent. let's get a check of the weather right now from stephanie abrams who is in for al. hey, steph. >> i know i-carly is a big deal but also this cold weather is a big deal, too. are you ready for it? >> i so need a couple more days of it. >> a couple more days of heat before we get into the colder temperatures. >> 45 degrees this morning and i'm ready for 80s. >> forget about it. let's have a look at our forecast in our pick city. i'm going to take you into michigan, bay city, michigan. 77 degrees with a few scattered showers. otherwise look at the cool air from montana, wyoming, but still hot deep into the south. >> cool and dry this morning. the rain to our northwest, and great weather for a labor day picnic. a lot of sunshine. >>> natalie, back to you. >> all right, thank
Sep 13, 2010 2:05am EDT
-watering guinness record for the biggest chocolate bar in the world. look at that. the ginormous block of dark chocolate weighed a whopping 9,700 pounds. it was 18 feet wide and 9 feet -- 18 feet long, rather, and 9 feet wide and 10 inches thick. >> wow. well, the chocolate will be doled out to the public next month in celebration of that company's tenth anniversary. >> i need to know how many calories are in that, but i won't ask. >> just a few hundred thousand. >> we'll be right back. ♪ chocolate sundae ♪ sundae chocolate sundae you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." terri: "last year, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for "little or no money." jim plunkitt: "no cost. absolutely no cost to me." breaking news...when you call toda
Sep 30, 2010 7:00am PDT
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